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8 Dishes We Can’t Wait To Sample at the 2018 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Flower and Garden Festival

It won’t be long before the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival begins to wow guests with its amazing array of incredible blooms, magical topiaries, dance-worthy concerts,  fun-filled workshops and of course delicious food!  This week, Disney released details of the amazing treats that will be served up at fest’s outdoor kitchens and we here at Disney Addicts have already set our sites on several menu items that we can’t wait to tuck in to.  To give you a taste of the amazing treats that will be on offer here are 8 dishes we thought worth highlighting.

1. Local Wildflower Honey -Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses  – A new booth for this year is the Honey Bee-stro Hosted By The National Honey Board and already their menu seems pretty buzz-worthy! We know where we’ll be heading first during our visit this Spring!

Flower and Garden

2. Potato Pancakes – This classic treat being served up at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market is one of our Flower and Garden dining staples.  You can get them doused with homemade applesauce or with carmelized hame, onions and herb sour cream which is our favorite!

Food and Wine Festival

3. Cider – When strolling around Epcot looking at the amazing topiaries, nothing hits the spot like a nice cool glass of cider and you’ll find some pretty impressive varieties at the Cider House. This year’s offerings include:

  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Florida Beer Company Caribé Pineapple Tropical Hard Cider, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Cider Flight
  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-alcoholic)

Flower and Garden Festival

4. Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewers with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce – This is another dish we are happy to see make a return this year.  You’ll find it at La Isla Fresca which serves up a nice array of dishes with Caribbean flair.

Flower and Garden Festival

5. Frushi:  Head on over to the Hanami booth at the Japan Pavilion to sample this delicious treat that consists of fresh pineapple, strawberry and melon rolled with coconut rice, sprinkled with toasted coconut and a raspberry sauce on the side.  Its also perfect for vegetarians!

Flower and Garden Festival

6. Seared Scallops  – The Northern Bloom features some pretty impressive Canadian dishes. The scallops are one of our favorite treats from last year and come with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette and Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon.  It is also a great option for those on a Gluten Free diet.

Flower and Garden

7. Pulled Pig Slider Coleslaw – Found at the Smokehouse, this mini sandwich is perfect in its simplicity and pairs well with many of the amazing brews on offer including:

  • Central 28 Brewing Company Sunshine Greetings Orange Hibiscus Wheat Ale, DeBary, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Phantasmas Spicy Double IPA, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Beer Flight

Flower and Garden

8. Berry Buckle – Round out your Flower & Garden dining experience with something sweet. Found at The Berry Basket, this Warm Wild Berry Buckle comes with a pepper berry gelato.  Its another great dish for vegetarians.

This is just a tiny sample of the amazing treats you’ll find at Epcot during this year’s Flower &  Garden Festival which runs at Epcot from February 28 – May 28th.  Keep following along with Disney Addicts and our sister site Chip and Co. for the latest in Flower Garden news as well as tips and tricks.

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Melissa Roden

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Melissa is a Disney-loving mom who can often be found at the parks with her six year old daughter.  When not euphorically eating a Dole Whip at Walt Disney World, Melissa enjoys helping others plan their magical vacations with MickeyTravels and sharing her Disney knowledge at Chip and Co. and Disney Addicts. Follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
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